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the white witch

written by: Linda M. Crate



you keep haunting me like a ghost, vampire,
but you don't understand
i am a mermaid that remembers the songs
of my cousins
the siren;

so go ahead and come for my blood
it will strangle you in its lyric
because my song is for dreamers and any nightmare
who thinks to condescend upon me will be
shattered in their ignorance
they fancy bliss—

you're the bad witch
i am the good one
every fang of me will howl at the moon,
and every cat will lunge for your serpents to
devour every monster until i break all your masks
shatter you into the very void
you'd wish upon others.

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017.
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